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Hyperpigmentation & Age Spots

Hyperpigmentation and Age Spots

Hyperpigmentation & Age Spots

If you love the sun, you might find yourself with skin discoloration and premature signs of aging. Dr. Corey Hunt at Compass Family Medicine offers skin resurfacing to his patients in Newberry, South Carolina.


With the help of innovative laser therapy, he can reduce the appearance of sun damage like hyperpigmentation and age spots. If you’re looking to halt premature aging, Call Dr. Hunt today or schedule an appointment online.

What is hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition that can aid individuals of any ethnicity and skin color. Hyperpigmentation causes patches of your skin to become darker in color than your normal surrounding skin.

This darkening occurs when you have an excess of melanin. Melanin is the brown pigment that produces your normal skin color.

Age spots are a common form of hyperpigmentation. These small, darkened patches of skin are often found on your hands or face, resulting from too much sun exposure.

How can you treat hyperpigmentation and age spots?

Dr. Hunt offers Icon™ laser therapy to eliminate spotting and discoloration found on your face, neck, chest, hands, or arms.

This laser system delivers optimized light pulses to effectively treat your unwanted dark spots without harming your surrounding skin tissue. The gentle pulses of the laser encourage your immune system to improve your skin imperfections by beginning its natural healing process.

As a result, your body replaces your old, damaged skin tissue with fresh, new collagen and elastin for healthy-looking skin.

What can you expect during the laser therapy session?

Before beginning laser treatment, Dr. Hunt applies a special gel to the area he’s treating. He also gives you an eye shield to protect yourself from the laser’s light.

Next, he guides the specially designed handpiece over the treatment area. You can expect to feel a slight rubber-band snapping sensation as the laser energy penetrates your skin. However, the laser system also emits a cooling sensation to ensure your comfort.

The duration of the treatment depends on the size of the area you’re treating and the condition of your skin. Sessions can vary from a few minutes to half an hour.

What can you expect following your laser therapy session?

Following your treatment, you may experience a slight sunburn-like sensation or some minor swelling, but these side effects are only temporary. You can return to your daily activities immediately following your treatment.  

Dr. Hunt may recommend 3-4 sessions to achieve the best results, depending on your skin condition.

If you’re interested in learning more about what Dr. Hunt can do for your skin, call Compass Family Medicine today or schedule an appointment online.

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